FY 2022 Per Diem Highlights

GSA establishes the per diem rates for the continental United States (CONUS), which includes the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. Federal agencies use the per diem rates to reimburse their employees for subsistence expenses incurred while on official travel.

Federal per diem reimbursement rates consist of a maximum lodging allowance component and a meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) component. Most of CONUS (approximately 2600 counties) is covered by the standard per diem rate of $155 ($96 lodging, $59 M&IE). In fiscal year (FY) 2022, there are 319 non-standard areas (NSAs) that have per diem rates higher than the standard rate.

Since FY 2006, GSA has based the maximum lodging allowances on average daily rate (ADR). ADR is a widely accepted lodging industry measure derived from a property's room rental revenue divided by the number of rooms rented as reported by the hotel property to the contractor. This calculation provides GSA with the average rate in an area. For more information about how lodging per diem rates are determined, visit Factors Influencing Lodging Rates.

Agencies are reminded that the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) allows for actual expense reimbursement when per diem rates are insufficient to meet necessary expenses. Please see FTR §301-11.300 through 306 for more information.

FY 2022 Results:

All current NSA lodging per diem rates will remain at FY 2021 levels. The standard lodging per diem rate will also remain unchanged at $96. The M&IE reimbursement rates were revised. The M&IE NSA tiers range from $59-$79, and the standard M&IE rate is $59.

Last Reviewed: 2021-08-12